Let's see your mug shots!

Posted by Amanda Holloway @amandab, Jul 20, 2018

This morning, I decided to take a short walk to get a cup of coffee from a nearby coffee shop. I grabbed my trusty travel mug that I keep at my desk and headed out. On my way back, I noticed that most people in the hallways were also carrying coffee to-go but in disposable cups and it made me wonder why? Just think of the amount of waste that could be prevented by using a reusable travel mug. What are the barriers you encounter to using a reusable mug? What ideas do you have to help change the "throw-away" culture? And, if you use a reusable mug, post a picture here – I'd love to see your mug shots!

Note – this post was **not** brought to you by LL Bean. You can take the girl out of New England but you can't take New England out of the girl. šŸ˜‰

Morning tea with the wise owl. Happy Monday everyone!

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I guess I like my coffee! Besides being better for our environment, another benefit of having your own thermal mug at work is your coffee stays hot almost all day.

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We got these mugs as recognition gifts in HR Connect! A way to show our Mayo pride and reduce disposable cups – I think the Mayo brothers would approve!

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@amandab

Morning tea with the wise owl. Happy Monday everyone!

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Super cute mug!

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Not being a coffee drinker, I tend to use this to keep my beverages cold all day at the ballpark. As you can see, Iā€™m a baseball mom and this has helped me keep cool on the hotter days of the summer.

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@nreinardy

We got these mugs as recognition gifts in HR Connect! A way to show our Mayo pride and reduce disposable cups – I think the Mayo brothers would approve!

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I love it! I agree, I think the Mayo brothers would definitely approve!

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Fresh cup of tea and H2O ready to go!

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What ideas do you have to help change the "throw-away" culture?– I usually go to Starbucks and they have this deal where you purchase their $2 plastic re-usable Starbacks logo'ed cup, and every time you come in to get a medium coffee (of any type-even mochas) they take off $0.10… However, the Starbucks coffee shop in the Kahler actually has a better deal for some reason doing with that it isn't a fully owned Starbucks shop. When you buy a medium mocha, they run it in as a small mocha. So you save even more money by using this re-usable cup!

That being said, to entice people to not join in the "throw away" culture, you have to give them a good monetary deal to convince them. Deal being the key word here. I am not sure how one convinces others to care more for the environment, besides either by making some economical deal or actually physically bringing such people to a landfill or other such examples that include harm to our Earth or the animals of our Earth. Encouraging others to change for the better of the world is a simple idea, but not an easy one.

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@christinamccart

What ideas do you have to help change the "throw-away" culture?– I usually go to Starbucks and they have this deal where you purchase their $2 plastic re-usable Starbacks logo'ed cup, and every time you come in to get a medium coffee (of any type-even mochas) they take off $0.10… However, the Starbucks coffee shop in the Kahler actually has a better deal for some reason doing with that it isn't a fully owned Starbucks shop. When you buy a medium mocha, they run it in as a small mocha. So you save even more money by using this re-usable cup!

That being said, to entice people to not join in the "throw away" culture, you have to give them a good monetary deal to convince them. Deal being the key word here. I am not sure how one convinces others to care more for the environment, besides either by making some economical deal or actually physically bringing such people to a landfill or other such examples that include harm to our Earth or the animals of our Earth. Encouraging others to change for the better of the world is a simple idea, but not an easy one.

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Great tip about the Kahler Starbucks! Bravo Espresso and Caribou also offer discounts if you bring your own mug. I recently read an article about how people make sustainable changes when they think their neighbors care about the environment. The more people see others with reusable mugs, the more it becomes socialized, encourages behavior change and eventually becomes the norm. I have a friendly challenge for those reading this – make it a habit to take your reusable mug to the coffee shop and then be sure to share how easy, convenient and even saved you a little money on your purchase. Let's make reusable the new norm. šŸ™‚

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@amandab

Great tip about the Kahler Starbucks! Bravo Espresso and Caribou also offer discounts if you bring your own mug. I recently read an article about how people make sustainable changes when they think their neighbors care about the environment. The more people see others with reusable mugs, the more it becomes socialized, encourages behavior change and eventually becomes the norm. I have a friendly challenge for those reading this – make it a habit to take your reusable mug to the coffee shop and then be sure to share how easy, convenient and even saved you a little money on your purchase. Let's make reusable the new norm. šŸ™‚

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I definitely believe in that article. So far I convinced one friend to get this reusable cup.

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Here is my mug, I really like it!
I think there are 2 ways to improve the situation with "throw-away" culture.
1. People should see that their friends drink coffee (or want ever they want) from travel mugs instead of disposable cups. I hope that people would follow the good example.
2. Everyone should find their perfect mug. When you find the mug that you want to drink from, you will always take it with you.

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Amanda and tiwillti, I'm late to the thread but here is my new favorite mug. There should be a lot of these around this year as the mug has replaced the Argent Society banquet due to the pandemic.

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